Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two Central Aroostook men this week for domestic assault in unrelated incidents.

Aroostook County Sheriff's Office

Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Easton for a domestic assault report, Sunday morning, shortly after 4:00 a.m.The female victim said the suspect, 40-year-old, Jason Willette of Caribou, had left the home in a black Ford truck.

As Deputy Sheriffs responded, dispatchers requested area police to be on the lookout for the vehicle. A short time later, Caribou Police found the vehicle and notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Willette was taken into custody, charged with Domestic Assault and taken to the Aroostook County Jail. He has subsequently posted bail.

Aroostook County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, shortly after noon, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Mars Hill for a report of a physical altercation between a man and a woman on the property of an apartment complex. Witnesses said the couple left the area together in a black Jeep after the altercation.

Deputy Sheriffs and State Troopers looked for the vehicle in the area and found it on US Route 1, on the south end of Presque Isle.

After speaking with the female victim, 24-year-old, Matthew Chasse of Mapleton, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault. He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail, where he remains pending an initial court appearance.

The names of the victims will not be released.

These two men and all suspects charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Regardless of the outcome of these pending prosecutions, domestic violence is something we must all agree is intolerable. As we prepare to enter October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope everyone will make a commitment to speak up if they see something, offer help if they are able and keep victims in their thoughts and prayers. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call us at 1-800-432-7842. If you are willing to work with an advocate from the Hope & Justice Project, call them directly at 1-800-439-2323. There is hope and there is help.

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